Premier League outfit Everton are set to join the hotly contested race to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha, according to the Daily Mail.

Marco Silva is still searching for his first signing in the Goodison Park hotseat, and it could be that he raids the Eagles for their superstar wide man, as he bids to take the Toffees to the next level.

The former Hull City and Watford boss has been given the mandate of playing attacking, attractive, free flowing football in his tenure, and if he could lure Zaha to Merseyside the winger would certainly bring the qualities to assist in that desire.

Everton were one of the least entertaining sides in the Premier League under Sam Allardyce last term, and that alienated the Goodison fan base, which Silva needs to get on side with an aesthetically pleasing style that captures the imagination.

The Portuguese manager is not short of wide players in his squad with Yannick Bolasie and Theo Walcott established in it, and Ademola Lookman back from his loan with RB Leipzig and looking for regular game time, if he ends up staying on Merseyside.

Zaha would strengthen the Toffees significantly but he comes with a £70 million price tag, which could be a stumbling block for Everton, although Silva is busy clearing out the dead wood in his squad to free up funds and make space for his own incomings.

While the fee could be out of reach for the Goodison outfit, there are players that the new boss could sell to generate the necessary capital to launch a bid for the Ivory Coast international, with Bolasie potentially being one of those who could be put up for sale.

Silva will need to get serious quickly if he is to sign the 25-year-old, as the Crystal Palace star is being tracked by Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund in this transfer window.


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